PART 1 OF THE #NOKTURNALSUN SERIES
Motorcycle - Proof of Concept
Lighting a motorcycle was the first real test of using continuous lighting with a drone. This was a successful initial run of using lighting in difficult environments, allowing us to fly under bridges and over water for extended periods of time producing dramatic effects. We experimented with modular mounting, switching out strobes for continuous lighting with real time results and the ability to shoot stills and video within a short timeframe.
PART 2 OF THE #NOKTUNALSUN SERIES
Warriors – My first attempt at creating a narrative with drone lighting. The goal was to use the lighting to tell a story showing familiar products in an unfamiliar setting. While running at night is nothing new, it is usually confined to a lit track or traveling along a path with street lamps. I wanted to reshape that familiar activity allowing women to run their own path.
PART 3 OF THE #NOKTUNALSUN SERIES
CHAOS – Ties drone illumination with numerous forms of mutlimedia to create a high energy, athletic short film.
Moments in time... Collected to inspire. Real experiences mingled with a few fabricated.... Feeling good, Optional.
A short film of timeless skateboarding style.
Good times and good vibes reminiscent of the 70's, captured in today's landscape of LA.
Directed/ Edited - Stan Evans
Featuring - Tom Ryen
Studies in Light, Shadow, Reflection and the Human Form.
Director / Cinematography / Edit - Stan Evans
Dancer - Chloe Hooton
For some time Chauncey had been trying to convince me to come visit Rhode Island to do some boating and shoot his custom Honda CB550 motorcycle. With a loosely hatched plan, I was on my way to Rhode Island for 24 HRS. A quick exploration of Newport revealed an amazing landscape. - Historic Relics and million dollar mansions, butted up against the rising tide of the sea, off shoot winding roads covered in canopies of the forest; encroaching on pavement to reclaim their turf.
Of course it was the curving roads where we would have the most fun filming with the bike but the most meaning full part of the shoot was having Chauncey and his father Yves-Marie Tanton tour me around Newport, sharing the history of the town and pointing out different types of boats as we sailed the harbor. For a while Chauncey had been estranged from his father but seeing the two of them together, complimenting each other. I was almost as if an older and younger version of the same person were sitting next to me. Their reconnection as well as their individual desires to design and create became an integral part of the video.
The FOREST –
Imagined as a still sanctuary… Pristine granite and pine.
To stop, take it all in , breathe the fresh air – this is communing with nature…
Yet it takes on a different connotation at high speed.
Every bit as exhilarating except instead of standing still, the world flies by at a whirlwind…
For few days my friend and I travelled across Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Sleeping under the stars, swimming in lakes and documenting along the way with only the gear packed on our bikes
New York City…. The pace of the streets - rhythmic, sporadic, chaotic.
Sometimes the only thing that pushes you further is remembering the one that got away…
And knowing next time you’ll be ready…